One Room Challenge | Rental Kitchen Makeover: Week Two

Bonjour! (That's French for hello - we are bilingual in Canada, eh?)

Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge! If you are stopping by for the first time, welcome! This is week 2 of the One Room Challenge where you have 6 weeks to makeover a space. I am a guest participant but there are 20 bloggers/influencers who are featured every Wednesday. They knock my socks off every as do guest participants! It is such an inspiring event. If you want to start at the beginning, pop over to my week 1 post!

In the last minute, I  decided to makeover our kitchen on a shoestring budget. We are renting, so we can't renovate, but for the past 4 years I have been scheming how I can add a bit more personality to the kitchen. We have partnered with Metrie and Cutting Edge Stencils to add that layer that this kitchen needs. Shiplap is going onto the kitchen island and the backsplash is being stencilled.

I finally chose a wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils thanks to my followers on Instagram who helped me decided between two patterns! I went with the Florenza tile stencil in a 6" x 6" size. Now I need to find paint to match our counters, I don't want stark black but a more softer muted shade. 

The fabric and lining have been cut for the Roman blinds. I purchased all the "bits" needed, like dowels, brackets, etc. Would you believe the fabric I am using is actually drapery from Ikea? When we moved in, I removed the horizontal blinds from the large picture window in our kitchen and hung Ritva drapes from Ikea. I bought another package of drapery to use to make the Roman shades so they will match. As well, I want to keep the window drapery neutral as the wall stencil is quite busy.
I'm creating blinds just like the ones I made for last year's One Room Challenge.

After searching for a few days, I finally found the right sized runner rug (I needed about 2' x 8') and with the right colours! I ordered it through E-Carpet Gallery (not sponsored). I stumbled across them via Cat Theirren's Instagram account. They have affordable Persian rugs and the best part - shipping was FREE!!!! For us Canadians, that is a BIG DEAL!

Another score this week were vintage oak counter height stools that have similar lines to my kitchen chairs. They will get painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black! Or maybe another punchy colour, like navy....not sure. 

I am kind of winging this makeover as I go along. Hope you stick around and come back next week to see what I come up with next!

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